More facts and details emerged on Wednesday about the circumstances
that led to the location of the residence of Nigerian billionaire
kidnap kingpin, Chukwudemeje George Onwuamadike, also known as Evans,
leading to his eventual arrest
, last Saturday.
Sources attributed it to an informant residing in Magodo and
intelligence reports that revealed identities of his three girlfriends.
It was gathered that after the Inspector-General of Police deployed
his Intelligence Response Team to track the notorious kingpin, they
made huge progress from the documents recovered from his hideout in
Igando, Lagos after the miraculous disappearance of his last victim.
The documents reportedly aided them in identifying occupants of
that apartment and opened an avalanche of information leading to Evans
That was how they discovered that he lives at Magodo area of Lagos
State, while other members were also residing in Lagos, Rivers, Abuja,
Edo and Anambara States.
A source who spoke with Vanguard disclosed that the leader of IGP’s
team, Abba Kyari, who was tracking their locations had planned to
round-up all the suspects in one swoop, but his plans failed as Evans
was always changing locations, making it difficult to get his exact
The source who spoke on the condition of anonymity disclosed that,
while Kyari was searching for Evans, and has also mobilized some
residents of Magodo Estate, giving them clear descriptions of Evans, his
vehicles and the name of his security man.
This led to the rounding up of three women believed to be Evans
girlfriends, and they were identified as Amaka, Ijeoma and Ngozi.
The operatives were said to have discovered that Evans was very
close to Amaka and he rented an apartment for her in Okota area of Lagos
Sources explained that Evans was fond of sleeping in Amaka’s house
on a regular basis and they decided to use Amaka to lure him. His plan
to evade arrest.
It was further gathered that fearing that Amaka may have been picked by the police, he avoided her as much as he could.
However, one of the police informants in Magodo made a breakthrough
as the IRT were banking on Amaka, and he called and informed the police
that he has located Evans apartment.
He also disclosed that Evans has not been seen around his house for
a long time and he was believed to have moved out of his house.
Sources revealed that Evans was highly elusive at this time and he
was quite aware that the police were closing in on him and he moved away
from his home and relocated to a hotel in Agidigingbi area of Ikeja
adding that he also moved his wife and children to Ghana and was trying
to dispose some of his properties at the time he was arrested.
The final straw on the day he was arrested, according to sources,
he was said to be unaware that operatives had located his apartment in
Magodo, when he contacted Amaka on Saturday morning.
“He was said to have called her on the phone around 4:15am,
without knowing that some policemen were with her and asked her to wait
outside her compound to meet him.
“She reportedly joined him later at the spot and as soon as she
got into the car, he attacked her, threatening to kill her for not
informing him about the police presence in her house.
“Evans was said to have gotten angry and drove away with her in
his Grand Cherokee SUV and they had an accident at Iyana-Ipaja area
where he abandoned the vehicle, seized Amaka’s phone and asked her to go
“It was from there that he picked a cab to his residence at
Magodo to pick some few things towards travelling out of the country.
After then, we swooped on him and arrested him inside his bedroom,” the source said.